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What’s in my Bag? Amy from Idea Space talks Boston Survival

Boston is a busy and an unpredictable city, from Red Sox game crowds to a 30° temperature drop within two days, and every other wonderfully chaotic moment we encounter in between – what we carry with us can make a big difference. Here’s what’s in my bag to help me stay one step ahead: Water bottle: This is the number one thing I always have in my bag, I like adding lemon for taste along with the many, many health benefits that come with drinking lemon water! Sneakers: Ok, so you have …

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2015 Brandathon: Top Agencies Offer Free Branding to Startups

ABOUT THE BRANDATHON Inspired by the March 2014 announcement of the Start Tank, Kathy Kiely, President of the Ad Club, decided to start the first ever Brandathon competition to bridge the gap between Boston’s startup and agency worlds, providing startups with world-class agency talent that they would otherwise have no access to. If last year’s 2014 highlight video is any indication of what we can expect from this year’s event, you don’t want to miss it! HOW IT WORKS Starting today, Boston startups are invited to upload a 60-second video …

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How to Become a Student Entrepreneur

If our latest post Babson College Sets the Bar for Student Entrepreneurial Development left you bit by the entrepreneurial bug – we have some tips that will surely set you up for success! There are a few things every aspiring student entrepreneur needs to know before embarking on the journey and it all starts with YOU!      

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Babson College Sets the Bar for Student Entrepreneurial Development

In the spirit of honoring our alma maters here at Idea Space, this next post is all about Babson College. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson College #1 in Entrepreneurship for 22 consecutive years in its 2016 list of Best Graduate Schools. In this list, Babson is followed by Stanford University, MIT, Harvard, and the University of California Berkeley. According to Babson College President Kerry Healy, “Babson’s continued recognition by U.S. News & World Report demonstrates the academic excellence we deliver through our MBA programs and the unique way …

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Boston College Programs Offer Support to Emerging Entrepreneurs

In honor of one of our favorite alma maters, this post is all about the Carroll School of Management (CSOM) at Boston College. CSOM offers its students and young entrepreneurs a number of unique opportunities, including access to business plan competitions, networking events, and academic courses with a focus on practical business experience. The Boston College Career Center, professors and alumni serve as a tremendous community and support system, giving graduates a strong entrepreneurial foundation. Venture Capital Adjunct Professor at Boston College, Andrew Hession-Kunz, speaks to the topic, “Entrepreneurship is no …

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4 Tips for Finding a Job with a Startup

  If you read our last blog post Why you should Consider Working for a Startup, you may have been convinced that working for a startup is the right thing for you. If so, that’s great news! You’re halfway there… But now what? We figured a logical next step would be for us to provide you with some guidance around what to do next. To that end, below are some tips to consider when kicking off your job search in the startup world. Good luck! Network As described in a …

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Why You Should Consider Working for a Startup

Hellooo spring in Boston!! Isn’t it amazing how one 60 degree day can have you feeling like a new person? Aside from the weather, there’s something else great about spring in Boston – and that is, graduation! As we speak, there are thousands of students winding down their course loads, and gearing up to find full-time jobs. In this post we’ll touch on three reasons that these soon-to-be graduates (or anyone for that matter!) should consider working for a startup. Exposure to Different Skill Sets The first few years after …

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Idea Space Member Feature: Bryan Hinkley, Founder of Gratitude Sound

A few months ago Bryan Hinkley, founder of Gratitude Sound, was in an Idea Space conference room getting ready for a presentation he was giving to Arnold Worldwide later that week. Bryan asked if we wouldn’t mind sitting in as his “audience” while he practiced, and we happily agreed. We were so impressed by what we heard that day that we asked Bryan for a follow-up interview, and today we’re excited to share some details from our conversation with him!  What is Gratitude Sound? Gratitude Sound is a Boston-based company …

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Boston – the City for Women in Startups

As just a few “women in startups” ourselves, this recent Boston Globe article caught our attention. When you hear the word “startup”, you might automatically think of Silicon Valley. Filled with young entrepreneurs and novel ideas, many people believe that Silicon Valley is the kingdom of startups. However, many tech leaders offer another insightful idea – they suggest that Boston is more welcoming to women in the startup world. Why? First, Boston has a geographic advantage. As a smaller city, the startups are naturally closer in physical proximity to one …

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Idea Space Hosts Babson Association of Women MBAs for Mentorship Event

This past Thursday, October 2nd, Idea Space hosted the Babson Association of Women MBAs (BAWMBA) for a mentorship speed-networking event. The event, “Sharing Secrets: Mentorship Speed Networking,” provided an opportunity for MBA students to share their insights into how they are facing the current business trends, and for mentors to share their experiences. The goal of “Sharing Secrets” was to have women MBAs meet experienced potential mentors in the area, giving them access to trusted resource(s) to go to for advice related to their career and personal development going forward. …

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